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  1. J.P.C. Peper

    J.P.C. Peper Bronze Member

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    What's your diagnosis?

    It has something to do with intoxication.

    I'll post the correct answer in a couple of days!

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    Its artefact for snuffling aromatic hydrocarbons like toluen, xylen.
     


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    Correct answer:

    Marchiafava-Bignami syndrome.

    This is alcohol-induced corpus callosum necrosis, which can cause deficit of constructional ability, agraphia, mutism, ataxia, poor bimanual coordination, gaze apraxia/psuedohallucinated look, dysarthria, epilepsy, paucity of vocal and facial expression modulation, loss of consciousness and eventually coma.
     


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